“It took me ages to get used to doing art but now I love it. I like it because you meet different people who’ve had different accidents – people from all around NZ who’ve had accidents or been born like this – everybody’s got something that they have to put up with in their life.
I hope I can walk again I do physio, I hope this year I’ll be able to walk with a walker.
You can see art around – meet different people that you wouldn’t know if you weren’t coming here. I like this because I’m a person, person.
At Māpura the staff are friendly and kind and you can have a cup of tea with them. It’s noisy, in a good way, and different people are around.”